Subject: Re: Supporting Intel EtherExpress w/ i960
To: B. James Phillippe <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2002 16:07:00
I have one of those, a PILA8465, and I asked the same question yesterday. I
was told that there are no open source drivers and no public docs for it,
and after looking around for a couple hours, I am inclined to believe that
is the case. Jason told me that it's pretty much completely different from
the newer EtherExpress cards, and I'm inclined to agree. Perhaps Intel will
release docs for it someday, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

My offer still stands if anybody wants this card, they can have it if they
pay shipping :)

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 12:46:38PM -0800, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> Hello,
> When I first began researching this topic (with support for Linux in mind)
> in late '98, there were no Open Source drivers of any kind available for
> this ethernet adapter (specifically, the PILA8480 with 82557 behind
> GC80960RP33).  Although it's been over 3 years, the small amount of
> research I've done would suggest there is still no driver at this time.
> I'm wondering if any of the NetBSD folks have given thought to supporting
> this adapter, and if the barriers preventing it then (documentation) are
> still in existence today.
> -bp
> --
> # bryan at darkforest dot org
> # Software Engineer

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